Have a Maple Tree? How to Tap a Maple Tree for Making Syrup!
Which trees can you tap for sap, what do you need, and how do you do it? You'll never believe it but I have the answers to alllllll those questions for you right here. If you stumbled here because you want to learn how to make maple syrup, you should
Making Your Sap Into Syrup and Building Your Own Evaporator
It’s snowing once again. This seems to be the winter that keeps giving. But that isn’t to say that spring isn’t fighting hard to bust through that door and make things green again. Here in Southern West Virginia we have had a handful of really nice days in the 60’s. It’s been enough for us…
How to Make a Spile(for Collecting Sap)
How to Make a Spile(for Collecting Sap): Spile: noun 1. a small wooden peg or spigot for stopping a cask.For purposes of collecting sap from a Maple or Birch, it's the tube mechanism that you tap into the tree to allow the goodness to flow out of, which in turn can be evaporated and boil…
Canning Maple Syrup for Long Term Preservation
Maple syrup, if stored in glass jars and properly canned, should last indefinitely. Plastic jugs are less reliable and are only rated for around 18-24 months of storage. Properly sealed glass jars, on the other
How to Make Maple Syrup at Home: Identifying Trees & Equipment Needed | Life on Misty Acres
At Home Maple Syrup Making. In this post, we will talk about Identifying Maple Trees & Equipment Needed for Tapping and cooking of the sap. We will discuss the 3 of the most popular ways to tap your trees with the pros and cons to each, and the different ways to boil down your sap.